To mark national self-care week Spirit Healthcare is releasing a new Activ8rlives mobile application that can help you track your health and wellness – helping you discover just how well you are, every single day.
Several steps ahead of traditional activity apps, the Activ8rlives 4 Healthcare, Wellness and Food Diary (v4) allows you to wirelessly record and track a wide range of health measurements, as well as tracking fitness levels and sleep patterns. It is completely customisable, so you can set your own trackers, create your own goals, depending on your specific health needs. Data and biomarker values can be uploaded wirelessly from compatible devices including the Activ8rlives devices such as BuddyBand2 (RRP £69.99), or entered manually and are displayed on a customisable dashboard and charts.
Kevin Auton, Co-Founder of Aseptika Ltd, which was recently acquired by Spirit Healthcare, explained: “By self-monitoring with simple devices through Activ8rlives, you can be alerted earlier, seek treatment sooner and can prevent small problems escalating. Whether you need to monitor your blood glucose, your temperature or blood pressure, this app can combine the data from all your Bluetooth devices to give you an integrated picture of your health. Our customisable dashboards help you monitor the trends and patterns in your health that matter to you.”
“The food diary is designed to be comprehensive, yet simple to use. Users can identify which foods are ‘good’ or ‘bad’, and they can keep track by taking photos or using stored data. You can make notes, input calorie values or the composition of each item. We know from our trials that this helps users learn about their own behaviours and what drives their eating habits, helping them make ‘better’ choices in future.”
Incorporating an element of gamification to improve motivation, the app includes daily rewards and points for good levels of daily activity, and features ‘Adventures’, where you can walk anywhere in the world, virtually, utilising Google Maps.
You can also join groups through the app to help stay motivated and provide encouragement, by sharing pictures and messages.
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Spirit Healthcare launched in 2009 and provides a range of products and services across several specialisms, including diabetes monitoring devices, structured diabetes education, ambulatory photodynamic therapy to treat non-melanoma skin cancers and cloud-based self-management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart failure and diabetes.
Parent company Spirit INT, recently acquired Aseptika, bringing self-management through self-monitoring into the Spirit family. Since 2007 Aseptika has been developing expert systems that can be used by consumers and their healthcare service providers to better self-manage long-term conditions through self-monitoring at home.
Spirit Healthcare now has a suite of digital health care solutions to help manage long term conditions either at the consumer level or through the healthcare system.
For more information visit www.spirit-healthcare.co.uk
Item number: SH/TELE/1599/NOV16
Date of preparation: November 2016